TDY, or not…

I went to my unit to outprocess for the TDY, which had changed from Utah to Washington.  The base we were going to in Washington is an hour south of my parents' house, so I was really excited and immediately sent an e-mail after finding out about the change.  However, I soon discovered after walking into my unit's building that they were planning on replacing me.  A flurry of emotions went through me.  Frustration and disappointment were among those to top the list, as one can imagine.  It has been nearly a year since the last time I took leave, or went home.  I can almost feel myself burning out, and it is not a good feeling.  I knew my parents would be disappointed, too.  However, fear also topped the list of emotions.  Why were they replacing me? Did I do something wrong without knowing it? Did they think I did something wrong? Were my troops in trouble? Turned out to be because of a fitness test that is due on Wednesday.  That really frustrated me.  But done is done, and I have been replaced.  So, why do I feel so upset about it?

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About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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